Charities benefit from the spirit of Comrades Marathon

2015-09-02 06:00
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AmaBeadiBeadi charity drive is the official charity fund-raising platform of the CMA. R4,6?million was raised collectively from the Comrades fund-raising platforms. At the cheque handover (from left) Sharon Khan (World Vision), G

PHOTO:nicole john AmaBeadiBeadi charity drive is the official charity fund-raising platform of the CMA. R4,6?million was raised collectively from the Comrades fund-raising platforms. At the cheque handover (from left) Sharon Khan (World Vision), G

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SIX charities - Community Chest, PinkDrive, Sports Trust, Starfish, Wildlands and World Vision - benefited from the Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) charity drive, Amabeadibeadi, which donated more than R4.6 million raised from this year’s race.

“This is something that the CMA holds very dearly. We congratulate all the charities for the sterling job they did using Comrades as a platform to raise funds. The biggest thanks and appreciation go to the runners, those who did more than just complete the race, but who helped raise funds for those in need,” said Macdonald­ Chitja.

The Comrades charity drive began in 1999 as a means of giving back to the SA community and, over the years, has seen over R20 million distributed to charities. This year new heights were reached in both the Amabeadibeadi and Race4Charity.

CMA board member, Alen Hattingh, said the CMA has undertaken several projects, including the annual Greater Edendale Race, the underprivileged runners’ programme, building an outdoor gym in PMB and staff corporate social investment initiatives.

“It is the CMA’s intention to maximise our fund-raising role through the Comrades-Amabeadibeadi charity initiative. We are proud of our status as the South African sporting event that contributes more than any other to charity. We welcome the support and contributions of all Comrades runners and the nation,” said CMA vice-chairperson, Cheryl Winn.

Charities and some runners who helped raise money were also present to accept the cheques. Gordon McDonald from the Durban Community Chest said they were grateful to be able to link their charities to the CMA brand.

“This allows us to reach different platforms and raise awareness about our work in ways that we would not be able to on our own. We are very grateful for the opportunity.

“To the runners, please accept our deepest gratitude, we look forward to next year.”

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